Navigating my digital workspace has been a delightful journey this week, with Scrintal taking center stage as a fascinating networked note-taking app that mirrors the experience of physical notecards on a desk.
It’s been a fun week for my digital workspace. There has been a lot of exploration and I’m enjoying seeing it as a whole comprising of tools that compliment each other. One of the tools that I worked in this week was Scrintal — a networked note-taking app which provides a beautiful infinite canvas for visual thinkers. In Scrintal, each note appears as a card which you can move around and connect with others.
What I’ve really enjoyed about Scrintal thus far is that I feel like I’m working at my desk, pen in hand and notecards laid out in front of me. For most of university, I made handwritten notes and I loved being able to gather the cards related to one idea and visualise the concept that I’m attempting to make sense of. Scrintal is the digital version of this experience, taking the analog process further — allowing us to work with an infinite number of cards, to connect multiple streams of thought and to add media like photos, videos and links.
Below are two examples of use cases that I experimented with over the past week.
I began with making notes from the book that I’m currently reading — At the Existentialist Cafe. I worked in the desktop app for about 2 hours and just basked in that “new app” experience of manoeuvring your way around and figuring things out. It was glorious.
As the week progressed, I played around with a monthly overview layout using daily cards.
Have you tried Scrintal and if yes, what are some of your use cases?
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